Sony warns of almost 25 million extra user detail theft

Sony has warned that almost 25 million extra gaming users may have had their personal details taken in a hacker attack.On Monday, it had taken the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service offline.Sony said the user data issue related to SOE and emerged as it was investigating the problems the company faced.Last week, Sony admitted that the personal details of 77m Playstation users may have been stolen by hackers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13256817Also see:Sony suffers second data breach with theft of 25m more user details
The crisis at Sony deepened on Tuesday as it admitted that an extra 25 million customers who played games on its Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) PC games network have had their personal details stolen – and that they were taken before the theft of 77 million peoples’ details on the PlayStation Network (PSN).The electronics giant said the names, addresses, emails, birth dates, phone numbers and other information from PC games customers were stolen from its servers as well as an “outdated database” from 2007 which contained details of around 23,400 people outside the US. That includes 10,700 direct debit records for customers in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, Sony said.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2011/may/03/sony-data-breach-online-entertainmentBank card numbers stolen in Sony cyberattack [AFP]
Sony says that cyber assaults on its online videogame network were broader than first thought, with intruders getting away with credit and debit card data.Hackers breached Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) network as well as PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service, according to the Japanese consumer electronics giant.”We had previously believed that Sony Online Entertainment customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company,” the company said in an online update today.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/03/3206568.htmHackers Breach Second Sony Service
Sony Corp. said computer hackers breached security for a second online service, gaining access to personal information for 24.6 million customer accounts as part of a broader attack on the company that has compromised data for more than 100 million accounts.Sony Online Entertainment, a San Diego-based subsidiary that makes multiplayer games for personal computers, said it shut down its services Monday amid concerns a hacker may have accessed names, birth dates and addresses for its users.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704436004576299491191920416.htmlSony says 25 mln more users at risk in second data hack
Sony’s Internet security crisis deepened on Monday with the company revealing hackers had stolen data of another 25 million users of its PC games system in a second massive breach for the consumer electronics giant.Sony’s latest revelation comes just a day after Sony No. 2 Kazuo Hirai announced measures had been put in place to avert another cyberattack like that which hit its PlayStation Network, hoping to repair its tarnished image and reassure customers who might be pondering a shift to Microsoft’s Xbox.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/03/idINIndia-56723820110503
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/03/uk-sony-idUKTRE73T0N520110503Sony says 25 million more accounts hacked [AP]
Sony said that hackers may have taken personal information from an additional 24.6 million user accounts after a review of the recent PlayStation Network breach found an intrusion at a division that makes multiplayer online games.The data breach comes on top of the 77 million PlayStation accounts it has already said were jeopardized by a malicious intrusion.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/sony-says-25-million-more-accounts-hacked/story-e6frgakx-1226049061880
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